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    NEWS ON 30 DECEMBER, 2012

    PHILIPPINES: The tropical storm hitting the Philippines on Christmas eve has resulted in 20 deaths. More than 20,000 have become homeless when the storm triggered floodings and landslides in central parts of the country.

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    Powerful earthquake (magnitude 7.2) on/in the Philippines claiming 93 human lives

    At least 93 people died when buildings collapsed after an earthquake in southern Philippines Tuesday morning local time.

    No tsunami warning was issued.

    A search operation is ongoing after survivors in the rubble of a house that collapsed.

    110 aftershocks have been recorded.

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    According to international media - incl. German ARDtext + ZDFtext - more than 158 people have died in Tuesday's magnitude 7.2 earthquake.

    Some areas were cut out from the outside world. But help is on the way. Helicopters brought medicine, food, tents and blankets to the region on the island of BOHOL in the central Philippines.

    The distribution hereof is difficult as many streets have been closed / destroyed by landslides.

    Many buildings, streeets and bridges were destroyed or severely damaged.
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    From Norwegian NRK News International and Swedish SVT Text:

    AT LEAST 175 DEAD / 180 DEAD IN THE PHILIPPINES FOLLOWING TUESDAY's EARTHQUAKE

    At least 19 remain missing, and the chance of finding any survivors is considered very small. Consequently, the rescue operation has now stopped.

    Mainly the island of BOHOLin the central Philippines was hard hit.

    More than 3.4 million people were affected by Tuesday's magnitude 7.2 earthquake.
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    SUPER TYPHOON HAIYAN IS RAVAGING THE PHILIPPINES

    The super typhoon HAIYAN that made landfall in the Philippines 6 hours ago is one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded according to the meteorological institute in the Philippines.

    According to CNN, Haiyan is already now called the Typhoon of the Century.

    The average winds of the typhoon reach 315 km per hour, and windgusts up to 380 km per hour have been recorded - that's more than 100m per second.

    The typhoon - category 5, the highest one - is going to hit 2 thirds (2/3) of the country.

    At least 125,000 inhabitants have been evacuated
    . The evacuation started Wednesday. Flights and ferries have been cancelled in the area around 2 central islands Samar and Leute. Fisher boats have been ordered to return to their harbours/ports. Schools are closed, some power lines have been disconnected.

    Substantial material damage is expected to be the result. It is expected to affect 14 million people.

    The typhoon is expected to sweep through the Philippines on Friday, and it will head for Vietnam and Laos on Saturday.

    Some towns are already under water.


    Sources: Danish news from dr.dk/news at 3:49 cet on 8 November 2013 + German ARDtext (page 144) + Norwegian NRK News International, page 137 + Swedish SVT Text, page 133 + Danish TV2 News live (6am cet)

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    Latest from TV2 News live (23 o'clock / 11pm cet):

    56 reported dead by local media in connection with record typhoon
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    Latest from the Philippines:

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    More than 120 people are reported killed by Typhoon Haiyan on one Philippines island, as the country tries to recover from the storm.

    Millions were affected. Substantial material damage.

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    Aviation officials said 100 bodies were lying in the streets of the city of Tacloban. Local journalists reported 20 bodies in a church in a nearby town.

    The storm destroyed buildings and triggered landslides. The military has begun relief efforts.

    Video from the city showed it engulfed by water when the typhoon struck.

    It was one of the most powerful storms on record to make landfall.

    Aid agencies are struggling to reach Tacloban, as its airport has been badly damaged but military flights are able to operate, the BBC's Jon Donnison reports from Manila.

    Communications to some of the worst-hit areas were cut off when the storm hit and it may be days before the final death toll is known.

    So far, only four people have been confirmed dead and another four are missing.

    "We have reports of collapsed buildings, houses flattened to the ground, storm surges and landslides," Philippine Red Cross chief Gwendolyn Pang told AFP news agency.

    The storm made landfall on the Philippines shortly before dawn on Friday, bringing gusts that reached 379 km/h (235 mph), with waves as high as 15m (45ft), bringing up to 400mm (15.75 inches) of rain in places.

    Meteorologists had earlier warned that the storm could be as devastating as Typhoon Bopha in 2012, which ravaged parts of the southern Philippines and left at least 1,000 people dead.

    Schools and offices were closed, while ferry services and local flights were suspended. Hospitals and soldiers were on stand-by for rescue and relief operations.

    Power and communication lines were also cut to some areas.

    Haiyan raged across Leyte and Samar, turning roads into rivers, and battered Cebu city, the country's second largest with a population of 2.5 million.


    Of the four confirmed dead, three were electrocuted and one was struck by lightning. Four are known to be missing.

    Seven others were injured, but most of the confirmed casualties appear to be in areas less badly affected by the storm.

    Also the deputy head of the Civil Aviation Authority, John Andrews, said he had spoken to Tacloban's airport manager, who had seen more than 100 bodies around the facility, and at least 100 more people injured.

    Journalists from a local TV network said they had seen 20 bodies piled up in a church in Palo, 10km to the south of Tacloban.

    The eye of the storm - known locally as Yolanda - passed well to the south of the capital Manila, but the city still felt its force.

    In the typhoon's path were areas already struggling to recover from a deadly 7.3-magnitude earthquake last month, including the worst-hit island of Bohol where about 5,000 people are still living in tents.

    The UK's ambassador to the Philippines, Asif Ahmad, announced on Saturday that a team of humanitarian experts would be sent by the UK "to assess needs and then mobilise resources".

    The head of the EU's delegation to the Philippines, Guy Ledoux, had earlier told local media that the EU was also sending a humanitarian aid team.

    Officials had said more than 12 million people were at risk.

    Vietnam evacuation

    The typhoon is now heading for Vietnam, and is expected to make landfall on Sunday.

    Vietnamese authorities have begun the mass evacuation of more than 100,000 people.

    State media in Vietnam report that schools are being closed and people living in low lying coastal areas are being moved to temporary typhoon shelters on higher ground. Shipping has also been ordered back to port.
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24878801

    Hundreds of people are feared dead in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan swept through on Friday.

    Among the worst hit areas were the eastern island of Leyte and the coastal city of Tacloban, which saw buildings flattened in a storm surge.

    First reports said 100 bodies had been found there but the Red Cross later estimated a figure of more than 1,000, with 200 more deaths in Samar province.


    Hundreds of thousands of people are reported displaced from their homes.

    Typhoon Haiyan - one of the most powerful storms on record to make landfall
    - is now bearing down on Vietnam, where tens of thousands are being evacuated.

    The BBC Weather Centre says the typhoon is expected to make landfall south of Hanoi on Monday afternoon local time (between 03:00 and 09:00 GMT), although it will have decreased markedly in strength.

    Storm surge

    The latest report from the Philippines' Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council confirmed 138 deaths as of 10:00 GMT on Saturday. It said almost 350,000 people had been reported displaced.

    Communications to some of the worst-hit areas were cut off when the storm hit and it may be days before the final death toll and the full extent of the damage is known.

    Some 15,000 troops have been deployed to the disaster zones. However, rescuers are struggling to get to remote areas, hampered by debris and damaged roads.

    There were reports of looting from at least one department store in Tacloban.

    As darkness fell on Saturday, many areas were without electricity.

    Jim Pe, deputy mayor of Coron town on the island of Busuanga, said most houses and buildings there had been destroyed or damaged.

    Vietnam evacuation

    The typhoon is now heading for Vietnam. Current projections suggest it could move northwards along the coast from Sunday afternoon local time before making landfall south of Hanoi.

    The BBC Weather Centre says sustained wind speeds at landfall are currently forecast to be in the region of 75-80 mph (120-130 km/h), with gusts up to 115 mph.

    Authorities there have begun the mass evacuation of more than 200,000 people.

    State media report that schools are being closed and people living in low-lying coastal areas are being moved to typhoon shelters on higher ground. Shipping has also been ordered back to port.

    Some 170,000 soldiers have been mobilised to provide emergency relief.
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    From Danish TV2 News live at 8am (cet):

    According to a leading policeman in the LEUTE province: At least 10,000 dead.

    In the Samar province: 300 dead and 2,000 missing according to the news agency AFP.

    Substantial material damage.

    Shortage of water, food, shelter, blankets and medicine.

    The typhoon is getting less and less intense = less powerful / strong. But the tropical storm (ex-hurricane) is absorbing a lot sea water so lots of rain (and ensuing flooding) is in store for a chinese island and Vietnam where it is heading for. But being less intense the material damage is not expected to be as bad here as in the Philippines.

    600,000 people have been evacuated in Vietnam.
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    US AIRCRAFTS BRINGING AID TO THE PHILIPPINES

    US C-130 aircrafts loaded with emergency goods were Monday underway to Tacloban - the capital on the island of LEYTE - where 10,000 people are believed to have been killed in a city with normally 220,000 inhabitants and now totally destroyed. Dead bodies are lying in the streets.

    Local security forces are deployed to fight lootings and desperate actions in the area.

    The authorities fear that the death toll will increase when the worst affected communities along the coast are reached. One of them is Guiuan with 40,000 inhabitants. So far the official death toll is 942. Many died in places that should have been safe such as churches, schoools and public buildings that were destroyed.

    9.5 million people have been affected and ten thousands of homes (up to 23,000) have been destroyed.

    660,000 were forced to leave their homes due to the tropical storm / hurricane and are now homeless.

    Many foreign countries have pledged help to the Philippines, and the UN has assured of emergency assistance to the many affected by the hurricane.

    Emergency aid is beginning to reach the capital MANILA. It is difficult for the rescue teams and aid agencies to reach the worst hit areas because many areas / villages are cut off from the outside world with impassable roads filled with trash and debris.

    Hundred thousands of people are in despair waiting for food, water and medicine.

    Many countries - among them Norway, EU countries and the USA - are sending emergency goods to the Philippines. Many countries would like to send more but emergency funds are rather scarce due to the humanitarian crisis in Syria.

    The biggest aid agencies such as i.a. Red Cross are supporting the Philippines. Populations in many countries (i.a. Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Germany) have responded to appeals from the aid agencies to donate.

    Germany has pledges 500,000 Euro emergency aid. The EU has made 3 million Euro available.

    The USA sent food and equipment for purification of water and in addition also soldiers.

    Source: Danish dr.dk/news earlier today (11.11.13) + Swedish SVT Text + TV4 text + Norwegian NRK News International


    MORE BAD WEATHER HEADING FOR THE PHILIPPINES

    Meteorologists warn that more bad weather is underway with rain and strong winds.

    Right now the Philippines experience strong winds and rain over the southern parts of the Philippines. This is very bad for the people who have lost their homes.


    PRESIDENT BENIGNO AQUINO CONSIDERS DECLARATION OF STATE OF EMERGENCY IN TYPHOON-AFFECTED AREAS TO PUT AN END TO WIDESPREAD LOOTING

    In worst-hit Tacloban there are many reports of people looting shops for food and other goods.

    A truck loaded with food, tents and water was attacked (and looted) by a crowd of people.

    The same thing happened on a bridge in Leute - according to the local Red Cross. According to local media, minibanks have been robbed.

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    THE UNITED NATIONS ASK(s) FOR 225 MILLION EURO IN EMERGENCY AID FOR THE PHILIPPINES

    "We have an action plan for food, health, sanitary conditions, shelters and removal of debris / rubble. To realize this plan about 300 million dollars are needed", says UN emergency aid coordinator Valerie Amos in Manila.

    So far as much as 54 million dollars has arrived.

    UN estimates that at least 660,000 people are homeless.

    Mobile network is being reconstruction. Power will not back before in 2 months.

    Worst hit was the island of Leyte. A few mobile networks are operative again. But power is not back for 2 months according to Energy Minister Jericho Petilla.

    Hundred thousands of people are waiting for aid in the disaster area.

    Hundred km of streets must be cleared of debris/rubble and trash. Many streets are destroyed.

    Washington has pledged to make 20 million dollars available.

    So far close to 1,750 people are confirmed dead, but in the worst-hit town Tacloban alone, more than 10,000 people have died.

    In an interview with CNN the Filipino president Aquino said that 2,000 to 2,500 have died rather than 10,000 due to the typhoon Haiyan (locals call it Yolanda).

    The president says that the authorities still have no overview of the number of deaths in 29 communities that it was impossible to reach / get in contact with.

    2 armed men were killed by soldiers when they tried to rob some trucks carrying emergency aid underway to the typhoon-affected town of Tacloban.

    Criminals and rebels looting emergency aid have become such a big problem that thousands of soldiers are necessary in orders to prevent looting.

    US soldiers are clearing the airfield / airport in Tacloban so that emergency articles can be flown in also during nighttime.

    Both the USA and the UK have sent ships to assist in the emergency operations. Thousands of soldiers have been deployed in the clear-up operation.

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24972707

    16 November 2013 Last updated at 16:53 GMT

    Philippines typhoon: Aid effort gathers pace

    The international aid effort in parts of the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan is starting to have a major impact, with tens of thousands of victims of receiving supplies.

    Medical teams are operating in the worst-affected areas and US helicopters flying aid to isolated settlements.

    The UN says it and its partners hope to provide enough aid for six months.

    Haiyan, which hit eight days ago, has killed more than 3,600 people and left about half a million homeless.

    Patrick Fuller of the International Federation of the Red Cross told the Associated Press news agency: "At the moment we are ramping up a major relief effort and the supplies are coming in."

    Mr Fuller - who is in Tacloban, one of the worst-hit areas - said: "We're setting up an emergency response hospital here, water and sanitation units." However, he added that people in affected areas would need long-term "support with rebuilding".

    Both the Red Cross and the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said they would have mobile surgical units up and running in Tacloban by the end of the weekend.

    US Navy helicopters have been dropping food, water and other supplies from the aircraft carrier USS George Washington, which arrived off the coast on Thursday.

    The carrier is also expanding search-and-rescue operations. The US military said it would send about 1,000 more troops along with additional ships and aircraft to join the aid effort.

    Britain will give an extra £30m ($50m) in emergency aid, bringing UK assistance to £50m, Prime Minister David Cameron announced. The UK Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) said donations from the public had reached £33m.

    Although a huge international aid effort is under way, widespread infrastructure damage is hampering efforts to distribute it to some areas.

    Desperate survivors are still trying to leave the coastal city of Ormoc, 105 km (65 miles) west of Tacloban, Reuters news agency reports.

    Philippine Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Soliman acknowledged in a radio interview that the national relief response had been too slow to reach many areas.

    "We will double our efforts to distribute relief goods because we've been hearing complaints that a lot of people have yet to receive relief goods," she said.

    About 11 million people have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan, according to UN estimates.

    It was one of the most powerful storms ever recorded on land, with winds exceeding 320km/h (200 mph) unleashing massive waves. Tacloban's airport was left in ruins.

    Health experts have warned that the worst-affected areas are entering a peak danger period for the spread of infectious diseases.

    The Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said that as of 10:00 GMT on Saturday, 3,637 people had been reported dead, 12,501 injured and 1,186 missing. The death toll is expected to rise as further assessments are made.



    Hunger in Tacloban

    In the Philippine city of Tacloban, devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, survivors wait for aid and worry about the future, as the BBC's Rajesh Mirchandani finds out.




    Other international media report that those wanting it can be transported by ship to the Philippines' second-largest city. Such operation on-going.
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